Citroen C4 Cactus: 91.1mpg, 82g/km CO2February 11, 2014
The Citroen C4 Cactus is super-light, weighing just 965kg, which is 200kg less than a Citroen C4.
This has been achieved due to:
- A compact, lightweight platform
- Small latest-generation engines meeting the future Euro 6 standard (PureTech petrol & BlueHDi diesel with Stop & Start)
- High-performance materials including high yield-strength steel and aluminium front and rear beams
- Weight-reducing features such as an aluminium bonnet, pop-out rear windows (save 11kg) and a single-piece folding rear bench (saves 6kg).
As a result, the Citroen C4 Cactus can achieve fuel economy of 91.1mpg and 82g/km CO2 with a diesel version, and can emit less than 100g/km CO2 with a petrol engine.
The car’s styling features ‘Airbump’ panels on the side of the car which are designed to absorb impacts.
This, along with the car’s lighter weight resulting in less wear and tear, has resulted in Citroen claiming that it has reduced the overall running costs of the C4 Cactus by almost 20% compared with the average in its segment.
Citroen has replaced conventional control buttons by a 7-inch touchscreen, grouping together all the main vehicle functions including air conditioning, media, navigation, vehicle settings, telephone, connectivity and driving aids. The traditional instrument cluster is replaced by a digital screen.
The car can be paid for by a monthly flat-rate or mileage-based payment, depending on the country. This service covers all expenditure excluding fuel – finance, insurance and servicing – during the period of the agreement.
The Citroen C4 Cactus is due to be on sale from October 2014.